If you're in the Loop and you see big, beefy guys in leather holding hands as they walk down Michigan Avenue, either you're having a really interesting dream, or it maybe it's just International Mr. Leather weekend once again.
Photo Opportunity – Part One
I recently had the opportunity to take photos of the current International Mr. Leather, John Pendal, for my friend Brett's new leather business, O Leathers. John was wearing a
custom-made uniform that Brett had made for him, and "O-O-O-O-O-O-O" did he look good in it.
Photo Opportunity – Part Two
Near the end of the shoot I knew I had to get my photo taken with IML 2003, and I didn't just want a plain old side-by-side shot.And in spite of more explicit fantasies that ran through my mind, I decided the most fun photo was for me to get on one knee and give his boot a hug. You just might see that photo in this week's issue of Nightpsots. (see page 30!)
In a recent column in the Sun-Times, Neil Steinberg wrote about a very
positive experience he had shopping at Marshall Fields on State Street, and at one point he stated: "As I said, I know it seems like licking the boots of an advertiser. Tough." Amen,
The More Things Change…
One web site's description of how leather was made a long time ago: "they would need to process the skin with some kind of chemical. Sometimes they used salt. A lot of people used urine (you know, pee!)." And some people still use the stuff on leather, but only after it's been made into clothing.
The Isle Of Leathermen?
According to another web site, the Isle of Man issued leather money from 1570 to 1780.
And Humanity's First Viagra, Too
Speaking about the development of sturdy leather used to make the soles of shoes, one web site said "In a sense, leather was humanity's first rapid transit system."
The Only Problem Is That After Having Sex In Them, An Hour Later You're Horny Again
"Chink chaps" are short chaps,
usually fringed, that go down to a
little below the knee.
Looking For A Few Good Leathermen
With all the news about American
soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners by putting hoods over their heads,
leashes around their necks, tying them to beds, etc., do you suppose that the military will have booths at this year's IML Leather Mart?
There is a satirical web site that
features "The Christian Hanky Code" that is a takeoff on the traditional gay color code. Two examples from the web site include: Red for speaking in Tongues, with the hankie worn on the left meaning you think it's a "gift of the Holy Ghost,"; while on the right it means you think it's just "ridiculous gibberish." Also, a light blue hankie stands for baptism, with the hankie worn on the left signifying that you "Sprinkle, " while on the right it means you "Dunk"
Call Him "Father Daddy"
A Catholic priest in Cheyenne, Wyoming recently pleaded no contest to charges that years ago he had molested a teenage boy. While
investigating the matter, authorities learned that the priest allegedly took men to the church basement on a regular basis, had them strip naked, gagged and blindfolded them, hung them upside down from the ceiling, and manipulated the men's genitals "to induce pain while they prayed." Hmmm, maybe the Catholic Church should have their own booth at IML this year, as well.
If you have photos of priests in black leather clerical robes, you can e-mail me copies at DaveInChicago773@aol.com